Monthly Archives: January 2009

Paul Begala calls Rush Limbaugh “corpulent drug addict”

Newsbusters reports with video:

CNN’s Paul Begala, in response to Friday’s announcement that former Maryland governor Michael Steele had been named Republican National Committee chairman, said, “The real leader of the Republican Party in America today is a corpulent drug addict with an AM radio talk show, Rush Limbaugh.”

And what does that make the leader of the democratic party, I wonder?  Here’s an interesting and quite funny video of some prominent democrats, including Barack Obama, falling all over themselves to tell us all about their drug use.

Mr. Begala also added:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is “very bitter, and divisive,” “Obama is stylistically much more like Reagan,” and that George W. Bush was a “spectacularly lazy president.”

And how bitter and divisive is that?

But at least Gov. Sarah Palin and George W. Bush are public figures and in politics.  Rush Limbaugh is a private citizen practicing his profession, the one he has had now for about 20 years, and isn’t it a bit of a stretch to elevate him to the level of the “leader of the republican party?”

Posted: 01.31.09

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Michael Steele to head Republican Party

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The Republican Party chose the first black national chairman in its history Friday, just shy of three months after the nation elected a Democrat as the first African-American president. The choice marked no less than “the dawn of a new party,” declared the new GOP chairman, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.

Uh – who is this Rush Limbaugh that President Obama keeps talking about?

Posted:  01.31.09

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Another tax evader in Obama Administration?

Unbelievable.  I thought Geithner was bad.  This is worse than Geithner.  And it makes me livid, especially the unreported $83,000 in consulting fees.  That can’t be an accident.  You can’t earn $83,000 and not know it, so this is blatant and deliberate.

He paid about $140,000 in back taxes and interest AFTER questions surfaced during the vetting of his nomination. Right.  The key word is after.  Reminds of a defendant who cries only after conviction.  The question is always asked, “Is he crying because of what he did or because he got caught?”

ABC News has obtained the Senate Finance Committee Report on Tom Daschle’s nomination to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, which indicates that Daschle’s tax problems were even more substantial than earlier reported.

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The report indicates that Daschle’s failure to pay more than $101,000 taxes on the car and driver a wealthy friend let him use from 2005 through 2007 is not the only tax issue the former Senate Majority Leader has been dealing with since his December nomination prompted a more thorough examination of his income tax returns.

Mr. Daschle also didn’t report $83,333 in consulting income in 2007.

I guess this is just another hiccup to those who like to talk the talk but do not walk the walk.  Income tax evasion is a criminal offense and some have gone to jail for it.  I think we owe Al Capone and Wesley Snipes, among others, an apology.

Posted:  01.31.09

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1999: Fannie Mae Eases Credit To Aid Mortgage Lending

The beginning of the current financial crisis!!  This from a New York Times article dated September 30, 1999, by Steven A. Holmes:

“In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other lenders.

“Fannie Mae, the nation’s biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits.

Fannie Mae, the nation’s biggest underwriter of home mortgages, does not lend money directly to consumers. Instead, it purchases loans that banks make on what is called the secondary market. By expanding the type of loans that it will buy, Fannie Mae is hoping to spur banks (pressure banks?) to make more loans to people with less-than-stellar credit ratings.

And some tried to warn of the dangers of this plan, but wouldn’t you know, nobody listened.

”From the perspective of many people, including me, this is another thrift industry growing up around us,” said Peter Wallison a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. ”If they fail, the government will have to step up and bail them out…..”

The same thing is happening now with these massive bailouts.  Nobody is listening to reason, and some day down the line, we will look back and say this is where we went wrong, throwing good money after bad, and borrowing money to do it!

Well, I take that back, some people are speaking with wisdom and reason, but they will be drowned out by the same people who got us into the mess to begin.

Posted:  01.30.09

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Blago is out, done, impeached – Cheers for Blago.

Well, Blagojevich has been duly impeached.  He did not go down without a fight.  This is what I would say, if I were this good with words. I’m not, so I’ll just link to it.

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich delivers his closing statement at his impeachment trial in Springfield. “Is it the right precedent to set to take a gov twice elected and throw him out of office when you’re not able to prove criminal allegations?” Blagojevich asked. ‘The ends don’t justify the means. An improper impeachment not based on evidence are improper ends do not justifying the means.

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Senators listen during the deliberation period of  impeachment trial in the Illinois Senate.

I’ll just echo the words: Bravo, Blago, Bravo!!!

Posted: 01.29.09

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Stop the Pork

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Posted:  01.29.09

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Obama: Do as I say, Not as I do

Remember this? 

Pitching his message to Oregon’s environmentally-conscious voters, Obama called on the United States to “lead by example” on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.

“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.

But that was then.  And this is now.  The Bush rule of jackets in the Oval Office has been scraped by our new president:

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“The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

Isn’t it just like a liberal.  Tells you to turn your thermostat down, but I will turn my thermostat up so high “you can grow orchids” in the room.

Typical hypocrisy and double standard.

H/T: Deceiver.com.

Posted:  01.29.09

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